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Morehead Planetarium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

200 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Phone: (919) 549-6863

Statement of Purpose

Educational and entertaining programs for all ages to teach and explore the art and science of the universe.

Highlights & Collections:

Exhibits & Special Events

Daily star shows. Science and historical exhibits. Art gallery. Lectures. Concerts and other cultural events.


$4.50 adults
$3.50 children/students/seniors


Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 2:30pm & 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 10:30am - 3:30pm & 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm


Take I-40 West to exit #270. At the bottom of the exit ramp. take the sharp left to get on 15-501, toward Chapel Hill. Go 1.6 miles to the Franklin Street exit (about 1/4 mile after the Erwin Road traffic light) and veer right. Take Franklin Street for 2.6 miles. The Planetarium is located on the left and is set back from the street. It is a large brick building with two domes on it. There is a parking lot, rose garden and sundial in front of our building.

Key Personnel

Holden Thorp

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